In Turkey, only in Eskisehir, stone is processed in workshops and turned into many souvenirs. The products obtained from the country, also called ‘white gold’, are exported to many countries in the world.
According to the news in AA, Gift items such as pipes, jewellery, chess sets, and bsts produced from the underground in Eskisehir are sent to England, the Netherlands, and Germany.
The gift-like goods produced as “white gold” of Eskisehir by “processing with great effort and patience from famous people” are popular abroad and in some European countries.
The beds in Eskişehir, which is also found in the USA, Greece, Ekya, France, Spain and some regions of Morocco, the Sarsu quarries located between the Trkmentokat and Karatepe neighborhoods in Alpu, and the Marg, Beyaz neighborhoods and Baren.
After the lle stone is taken from the mine as raw material from the difficult and long process of urate, it is turned into many products in the hands, from rope to teak, from satin set to statues.
Most of the products are sent to England, the Netherlands, and Germany abroad, and domestic appliances are also sold.
“90 PERCENT OF THE PRODUCTS SHOWN IN WORKSHOPS ARE SOLD”
Emre Mangaltepe, Minister of Eskisehir Lleta Handicrafts Association, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the interest has increased in parallel with the intensity of the exports to the European and European countries in the last period.
Mangaltepe, stating that all the production workshops are at full capacity, said, “90 percent of the products produced in the workshops are exported. It also creates an important market here.” said.
In the city, 43′ 135 stone masters, dependent on the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as well as approximately 800 fields related to occupations were found.
Working as a master producer in Eskisehir Maturation Institute, Culture and Tourism Ministry arts Mehmet Nar also expressed his interest in stone processing for about 40 years.
Lle tandan mentions that he makes a pipe because of its nicotine absorbency, “Lle stone is a big deer. Since this stone is soft, you can do anything you want. Besides human figures, Ottoman sultans, animals and war heroes attract great attention.” he residence.
“LLE TAI JOB AT THE TIME”
Lle stone work master Ramazan Balan stated that he has been practicing this profession for 59 years, including the raklik period.
From Balan, a pipe, a satin set, small statuettes and reliefs, and jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings were exported.
Balan, who drew attention to the fact that stone processing requires patience, said:
“Some of our friends will be able to train young people with courses of 3-5 months. It is very important. All their professions are at their peak at the moment. The reason for this is that there is an arrow, but it is also difficult to grow up. People who are tired of going to the wells say that it has decreased. We are having difficulty in raw materials. “